I just got a new Samsung DVD/CD-RW combo drive, and up until a couple of days ago it was quite happy. All of a sudden, every time I try to write a CD with the bundled Nero, XP will restart with no warning at all, at any point in the recording. This even happens when I simulate a recording.
I have tried upgrading firmware for the drive, and I installed the right one, before anyone mentions, but if you've any ideas, please help me out?
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, I was looking at another thread.
Yes, I think NTFS is better than FAT for XP Pro. But I don't think this will resolve your problem with the burning of CD's. The only other thing I can think of, did you install "InCD" if it came with your copy of Nero. I think I read on the forum that this will sometimes cause a problem with XP O/S. j.
Nope, I didn't install InCD. I thought of a possible conflict myself so I just stuck with XP for rewriting.
At the moment I'm trying to make a simple CD-R! One of my friends mentioned something about IDE drives causing random memory errors, but he wasn't sure if it was in XP or Windows 2000. I had a look myself an didn't find anything. Maybe someone else knows something?
I'm grasping at straws now. Have you tried your new drive on it's own, if not then disconect the older CD drive from the IDE cable and see if that cures the problem. It may be a conflict of the drives or even the software drivers.